News and events

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Coffee Morning

In aid of Project Aurora
27 July 10am onwards
4 Eastern Road, SO30 3EQ

Come and join us for a Coffee morning! All proceeds go to Project Aurora. For more information please speak to Janette Wilmshurst.

Bishop of Southampton Installation

14 July 2019 3.30pm
Winchester Cathedral 

On Sunday 14 July at 3:30pm we will be welcoming Debbie Sellin, the new Bishop of Southampton, at a service of evensong in the Cathedral. The Bishop of Winchester would be delighted for as many people from our parishes as are able to join him in the welcome and pray for Debbie as she starts her episcopal ministry with us. There is no need to reply as this is not a ticketed event.

Holiday bible club

5 – 9 August 10am – 12noon
Anchor Community Church, Quob Lane

Lots of fun activities for the children with limited places available. Please see posters at the back of church and registration forms to complete. If you are interested in helping with the Club in that week please contact westendhbc@gmail.com for more details and DBS forms.

Flower festival

13 September 2019 – 15 September 2019

Opening times:
Friday 13th 10:30-18:00
Saturday 14th 10:30- 18:00
Sunday 15th  13:00- 16:00

Watch this space – further detail to follow!

Grand Prize Draw

Prize draw Saturday 13 July
Event Tuesday 20 August

Tickets are now on sale for a chance to win two prizes of lunch and tour of MV Aurora for 2 adults on Tuesday 20 August . This fabulous opportunity may be yours for the price of a £5 ticket. The draw will be held at our Project Aurora Nautical Extravaganza on Saturday 13 July. Please speak to Linda or Noel for more details.

Join the 200 Club

Help raise regular funds for Project Aurora and be in with a chance to win a prize each month. Why not support our fundraising by becoming a member of the 200 Club? Monthly contributions will go toward raising funds for Project Aurora, and you will also be entered in a draw to win one of three prizes. Not less than 55% of the monthly payments will go toward Project Aurora, the rest will be paid out in prize money.

Which means:
For each £5 membership at least £2.75 will be added to the fund.
Over a year this will bring in a minimum of £33 per person.
If there are 50 member this would be £1,650 pa.
And 100 members would raise £3,300 p.a.
With full 200 members this would increase to a fantastic £6,600 p.a.

Pick up an application form today or speak to Revd Linda Galvin for more details.

Easyfundraising

This simple way of raising funds for Project Aurora when you make purchases online at no extra cost to you, is starting to pay dividends. So far we have 15 supporters and have managed to raise £80.85 simply by clicking to activate a donation when they bought items. If you would like to become one of these supporters then go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/projaurorastjamchwe/

Get your boots on!

Sponsored Walk for Project Aurora
Blackbridge Wharf, Winchester to the White Swan, Mansbridge
20 July 2019

Walkers may choose to walk a longer, or lesser, distance.

Starting point options:

(a) 6.30am (tbc) White Swan, Mansbridge
Noel will be walking to Winchester, to be there by 10am. He would love some company. Distance to Winchester 10 miles.

(b) 10.00am The Black Boy, Wharf Hill, Winchester
Meet at the green opposite the Black Boy and walk to Mansbridge. Distance to the White Swan 10 miles. Lifts have been offered to take you to the start point. Other options are to make your own way there by train, car or bus.

(c) 12.30pm – 1.00pm Bishopstoke
Distance to The White Swan 3 miles.
This is aimed at less energetic or younger walkers. The intention is that some walkers will arrive from Winchester around this time and may stop here for a picnic.

Finishing point: the White Swan, Mansbridge

Do come and join us for a walk along the picturesque (particularly the initial stretches!) Itchen Way, where there is abundant wildlife to spot, both ashore and in the water whilst raising money for project Aurora.

Forms are still available in the church. Alternatively, you can set up your own online fundraising page via our main page: https://wonderful.org/charity/westendpccofstjames

The sponsoring will be for taking part, not distance walked. Detailed instructions on meeting and where to walk will be available before the day. All walkers will be responsible for their own welfare and will be walking at their own pace – it is not intended to be a group walk.

Please contact Noel for any further information.